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shootings in u.s. history. hello i am judge jeanine pirro. this is part 2 of our special report on the colorado movie massacre. we are here with breaking news and we have with us adam housley. adam, are you with us? >> yes, june janeane. we are here to tell you about what's happening behind me. there have been a number of memorials over the last couple days the big one is taking place right now just begun after the president gave those words. he spoke for about 10 minutes or so talking about one story of incredible survival. we have heard a number of those stories. he talked about going to the hospital and giving people hugs and going here not just as the president but as a father and as a husband. of the people we met we know of three major operations takings place at the hospital a block or two from where we are standing that are continuing to help people that have some places in critical condition. the vigil has begun it has a number of different people speaking from a number of religious backgrounds as well as local leaders. there will be candles and tears and remembrances o
in that movie theater shooting. mckayla, thank you foring with with us tonight. >> thank you. >> how are you feeling? >> i am feeling really good. i am just thankful that my injury hit where it happened and not anywhere else. it didn't risk any chance of me not playing any sports that i play or continuing to do anything that i do on a regular basis. >> ladies and gentlemen, i think as you look at mckayla you see something below her lip on the right side of her face. why don't you tell the viewers what that is? >> so i was hit from my right side right here where all of the blood is and it knocked out a tooth, messed up some of my gums and ricochetted off the tooth and landed in my jaw and the chunk of the bullet is right here and there were fragments along my lip that they took out when they stitched me occupy. there's a tiny piece in my nose, but other than that, just this combhing is what they were worried about but they are keeping that in there due to the risk of nerve damage if they take it out. >> you are now still healing. the bullet started or went through that entrance area and part
and shells for a 12-gauge shotgun. >> authorities tell us in the apartment they found a batman poster and mask associated with the series and comic book series. we heard from a gun range owner in the area who says james holmes applied to his gun range and it was an odd application. when he called to confirm, the answering machine left a weird message and he put up a red flag but james holmes never showed up to complete the application process. we're told the first funerals are being planned for friday and over the weekend. >> adam housley live in colorado. thank you. >>> the massacre prompted talk about gun control. dug mckelly explains now it's mostly just talk. >> a moment of silence today and reading of victims' name >> jesse chilldress. >> the senate reconvened for the first time since the massacre. calling for calls to restrict high capacity magazines. >> it's big clips, 100 rounds. you cannot get to him to dislodge the gun because he can fire so rapidly and has so many bullets. >> that kind of magazine jammed during the shooting spree. they're notorious for doing so. fatigue on
and use it to strengthen our commitment to each other. >> to the families of those gathered here today, we remain here for you. our community is here for you. colorado is here for you and always will be. >> the senseless and evil act of violence left many of us wondering how and why this could happen. these questions arise when the everyday securities and certainties of life, the trust we carry in our fellow human beings, that we can go safely to work each day or go to school or to the movies are shaken. it's natural for us to wonder why does this kind of suffering happen and what does it really mean. martha: boy, indeed it is. those are the big questions this morning and police say that the 24-year-old suspect, james holmes is refusing to cooperate ahead of his court appearance which happens this morning. right now he is in solitary confinement. alicia acuna is live outside the courthouse in centennial, colorado, where this will play out in next couple hours. how is this expected to go? >> reporter: this could all be over with in five minutes or less. this is just the beginning of the pro
.b.i. or the spokesman for the campus will tell us what was in there. we know we have a couple of suspicious packages. one was taken away. we do not want to be too alarmist and say there are bombs popping up all over the campus. it speaks to howskittish people are. you have the bomb robot at work not building behind me. >>shepard: and the investigators are working on all the stuff they found in the suspect's apartment. what do we know? >>reporter: there is a mountain of evidence in that apartment, now, mostly because the explosives did not go off. they got the explosives out of the apartment. they trucked it to a remote location south of here. where all of the explosives were destroyed in a controlled environment. so, among the things we know are part of the evidence, a central processing unit from a computer taken out. a laptop computer came out. we have sources telling us there was a batman poster inside of that apartment, and, also, a batman series mask. not necessarily batman, but something from the series. so a lot of evidence to go through. we, learn a lot about this james holmes as they go thr
-year-old sister. thank you for joining us today. >> no problem. >> mike: you and your sister were in the movie theater when you first heard the commotion, did you think it was part of the movie or did you know something was not quite right? >> i started to think that something might not be right, but at the first time i heard it, i thought fireworks, i thought special effects. you know, midnight showing of a much anticipated movie, why wouldn't they? >> was there panic in the theater where you were? you were in the theater next door, is that correct? >> yes, theater eight. i was actually across the hallway from theater nine. >> and was there a panic even in theater eight, the one adjacent to the one where the shooting took place? >> there wasn't a panic until a couple of people actually got up and started to run out of the theater. after the first, what i thought were fireworks went off. >> and alex-- >> and i noticed at that they were actually -- sorry. >> mike: what was your first instinct, was it to get out of there or protect your sister, what was the first thing you thought a
in aurora with the information for us. >> when you read the cover of the denver post the local paper says it all. this is a bit strange my home town aurora, colorado. wint to high school 8 miles from this theater at smoky hills high school. i can tell everyone is indeed hurting. that is the mood. people are starting to tufrn the page starting to rally together come together and try to move on. not be angry not be vengeful but to show the best of humans in the wake of this tragedy. they had the vigil last night hundreds of people gathering together to honor the victims not just the 12 killed in if the shooting at the midnight show the other night but also the 58 injured. after every name the name was called the crowd cheered. they are saying we are not going to be defeated by one crazy gunman. we are not going to change who we are. we are going to come together. we are going to be together, pray and honor those victims. after this vigil the governor and mayor of colorado steve hogan talked about that mind set one of their towns coming together. the state has a lot of spirit. here's what th
. i'm gretchen carlson. thank you for sharing part of your day with us today. the president joins the community in mourning to remember 12 lives cut short in the movie massacre. but in the sadness, more stories of heroism. >> she needed to run. stephanie refused to go, instead actually with her other hand called 911 on her cell phone. >> this while several victims continue to fight for their lives. we're live on the scene with the latest information for you. >> in a few hours, the movie massacre suspect due to make his first appearance in court. he might not show up. this as we're finding out about his twisted plan to escape. brian? >> plus, police revealing more about his hollywood-style plot to cause mass mayhem and exactly what was inside his apartment. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for sharing part of your day with us today. you're looking at pictures from a vigil held last night to remember them with song and prayer and with memories. >> thousands showed up at the aurora municipal center even though many of them didn't have a personal
other signs of trouble. they tell us that the suspected shooter passed a background check and had excellent academic credentials. even got a government grant to help pay his tuition. tonight, investigators are reportedly looking whether the suspect used our tax dollars to purchase his weapons. team fox coverage continues. adam housley at the crime scene aurora, colorado this afternoon. the prosecutors in this case have not said much of anything. but police said that a suspicious package showed up at that university, right? >> yeah, shepard. in fact, the university has been watching things very closely since friday. we know they shut down the two research facilities where james worked. they brought in bomb dogs. they told everyone who worked there when they came back to work on monday that anything they weren't expecting. if they found any packages, anything kind of odd to notify authorities. that's what happened today two. different packages that showed that up people that worked there weren't expecting. they brought in the bomb robot and bomb squad. they withdrew it meticulously
for joining us. "america live" right now. moments in a colorado courtroom where for the first time we are seeing the man accused of turning a movie theater into a killing field. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. here he is, accused mass murderer james holmes, appearing before a judge in a colorado courtroom just a short time ago. holmes with his bright orange hair looked wide-eyed and unshaven, his head bobbing slightly, closing his eyes, almost looking like he was falling asleep at points, saying absolutely nothing. he is accused of murdering 12 people and injuring 58. some of those badly hurt left with permanent injuries, that much is clear already. alicia a acuna is live outside of the courthouse where this took place, as i say, about an hour plus ago. alicia? >> reporter: hi, megyn. james holmes will be back in court in about one week to be advised of the formal charges, first-degree murder, the judge told him, will likely be among those charges today. holmes was kept away from the rest of the people in the courtroom, making his appearance from the jury box, ev
this morning and the court appearance coming up 30 minutes away. good for joining us everyone and see you back here tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now. jon: a fox news alert on the movie massacre as the suspect, homes homes makes his first court appearance. i'm jon scott live from aurora, colorado. jenna: good morning, everybody, i'm jenna lee in new york. he accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others during a shooting rampage during a screening of the new "batman" movie. we expect to have a hearing as he appears before a judge at the bought hour. jon: the suspect's hair was dyed red and told officers he was the joker the as we learn details about this deadly plot and his sick goataway plan and the twists that helped save lives. police combed through the once booby-trapped apartment where he found batman memorabilia. he is lawyered up and cops say he is refusing to cooperate with them. alicia acuna is live outside the courthouse in centennial, colorado. alicia? >> reporter: hi, jon, the district attorney here, carol chambers, did talk to reporters inside the c
successfully neutralizing the explosive threat inside holmes' apartment. [explosion [. >> jon: using small blasts they disabled a sophisticated booby-trap left behind in the suspect's home, a nest of trip-wires and flammable liquids and other devices designed, police say, to kill the first person through the door. and, then set a raging fire in the apartment. because the fire did not occur, investigators were able to comb through the place and last night we saw them bringing out potential evidence including a computer tower. police have said these attacks were planned for months. and, they will be scouring that computer for further confirmation. across this grieving community, memorials and vigils are now a daily occurrence. remembering the 12 dead, praying for the scores of wounded. president obama is visiting aurora, today, where he will meet with the victims' families, to grieve and, perhaps, offer words of comfort to the nation. jon scott, reporting from aurora, colorado. >> jon, thanks for that. joining to discuss what happened in colorado and whether there is any better way to protec
where they are. >> can you tell us their reaction when they first heard their son's name? >> i think the per's statement clarifies that a bit as to how they reacted. >> she says she didn't know ... (inaudible). >> i thinken can imagine how they are feeling. anyone who has ever been a parent. >> possibly. possibly. possibly. (inaudible). >> not at this time. (inaudible) that's not exactly what she said and i think that was the interpretation that the media were give dog that statement that, somehow, she was like, well, i'm not surprised that this is the person and that's not what she was saying. >> can you elaborate on that? >> i am not going to comment on that. i represent them. >> i understand that. >> i was referred to them by another lawyer. they enreferred to me by another lawyer. >> how long --. >> as i said as well as anyone could under the circumstances. (inaudible) that's her statement. she felt it was very important for everyone to understand the sequence of events and what he said, what she said. and not misconstrue the situation. >> what about the statements that have been
sat in front of the judge. give us a sense. we saw the bizarre facial expressions and demeanor of this guy. what information did he give you or maybe even a prosecutor with all these kind of wacky actions? >> well, first of all we don't know what the defense will be down the road but this is not aa whodunit. he left a trail of bread crumbs. he waited outside in a parking lot for the police until they arrested him and there were a million clues. the question is whether he's insane. no one has said the insanity defense will be raised but that's what the defense will raise. he walked into a courtroom and looked bizarre. wearing a jumpsuit, police jumpsuit, you look guilty. everybody would. he sits down, he's emotionless, so flat and sort of an empty body that walked in. he made weird eye gestures. i have no clue what that is. i thought it was peculiar that he was emotionless. he's listened to his lawyers saying don't move. no outbursts or nothing. the defense lawyers are well aware there are victims in the courtroom and don't want to enrage the victims. or he's that bizarre and th
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